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Category Archives: Celebrations
Another month down, and April 2016 is in the books. I’m approaching my last big test to complete my CPCU, an insurance designation, and I’m pretty overwhelmed. After my test, I’ll catch up on all those things that are building up while I’ve been studying.
-.2 – Pounds lost in April. My first weight loss this year.
2 – Blog posts, including my heartfelt Leaving Motherhood post.
3 – Book read. including my last CPCU book!
12 – Social events, I was sure a social butterfly last month! There was a couple of girl’s nights out and a couple more where we let boys come too, there was family dinners and even a birthday for a cute little boy.
23 – Workouts this month, one of my goals I’m doing well on.
38 – Photos on Instagram in April.
1301 – Words added to my new project. I’m not doing good at finishing a project, but right now I need to work on whatever story is in my heart.
1044 – Just Wanna Be Me page views, more than twice as many as last month!
64,650 – Pinterest views.
Last month was crazy. Crazy busy. There were some good days, and some really bad days. But life keeps rolling along. Every day is a new opportunity to learn, grow and move forward. Here’s to another month to discover and explore.
Top Posts of April 2016
February 2016 was longer than most Februarys, so it’s taking me an extra long time to sum it up. Or I got overwhelmed with test preparations. Either way, it’s in the books so let’s get it wrapped up!
1 – Book read, I enjoyed a second Brene Brown book
2 – Social events, one of which was a delicious dinner at Abuelo’s with a few friends from work
2.2 – Pounds gained, can I blame it on too much studying? I did come up with a new strategy. I’ll let you know next month how it worked
3 – Blog posts
4 – New recipes tried, my favorite was the Gouda Bacon Macaroni and Cheese
16 – Projects completed, including apply to go back to college for my Bachelor’s degree and a makeover for my coffee table
21 – Photos on Instagram
41 – Sealed with a Kiss Muffins baked, and I love how the photo turned out
92 – Words added to my book
100 – Reasons why I love my sweetie from the Dating Divas
391 – Just Wanna Be Me page views
37815 – Pinterest views
Top Posts of February 2016
- Native American Blue and Gold
- Beatitudes Family Home Evening
- Book Theme Party
- Pizza Nachos
- Simple Blue and Gold
There you have it, and March isn’t even over yet! How did the shortest month of the year go for you? Let me know in the comments, on Facebook, or Twitter.
December 2015 is history. As usual, I’m always a little sad to see December end after all the anticipation and build up of the season. I’m trying to get excited about Valentine’s Day so I have something new to look forward to and help motivate me to pack away the Christmas decorations. Before I get ahead of myself, let’s wrap up December.
2 – Pounds gained, overtime and extra holiday busyness aren’t good for my workout routine.
4 – Social events including a Christmas Eve brunch.
6 – Projects completed, including a bar stool overhaul.
35 – Christmas cards mailed.
36 – Photos posted on Instagram.
48 – Rolls made to take to Christmas dinner. Since there was only 7 of us eating, I have a couple dozen in my freezer.
401 – Page views on Just Wanna Be Me.
114185 – Pinterest views.
Top Blog Posts
- Book Theme Party
- Celebrating Thanksgiving Just for Me
- Pizza Nachos
- Prophets & Brownies FHE
- I’ll Be Home for Christmas
Please share what made your Christmas magical in the comments section. I hope your New Year will be a healthy and happy one.